Miss Lucelia Addison Moore was born today, May 27th, at 6:44am. She weighed in at a teeny tiny 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measures 19.5 inches long.
Lucy’s 6 hour sprint into the world was quite the contrast to Otis’ 22 hour marathon birth.
Thursday night I had contractions and was hopeful that she was making her way out of me only to have them completely subside on Friday. While I was bummed that they stalled out, we thanked Lucy for her forethought- fighting holiday weekend traffic to the hospital could have been a nightmare.
Friday night (Saturday morning really) was a whole different story. Contractions started at 12:30am and were 2.5-3.5 minutes apart from the get go. We quickly called Grandma and Grandpa and they made the middle of the night drive to our house. When they arrived at 3am to stay with Otis we greeted them (an exaggeration as I was hunched over breathing) in the driveway and headed to the hospital.
By the time the midwife checked me, I was 6cm dilated and fully effaced. Woo hoo! By the time they had my IV going and the epidural ordered I was nearing 10 cm. Needless to say the epidural didn’t get much into my system before Lucy’s grand entrance so I “got to” experience it all. To my credit I didn’t curse, but rather went very tribal or as Brad says, grunted like a tennis player. I had to delay pushing a bit to allow the IV antibiotic to be in my system for 2 hours so by the time they gave me the green light to really push she was out in 5 minutes. Amazing!
She came out alert and nursed right away. She had her eyes wide open for over 2 hours checking everything out. She is truly precious and we are very much in love!
Otis woke up to find Grandma and Grandpa instead of mom and dad. When my mom told him Lucy was being born he replied “there’s a truck in the closet!!!” You see, he knew that we had bought him a cool truck to build with Grandpa when we went to the hospital. Te he.
They came to visit and Oats did great! He let Lucy hold his finger, gave her lots of little pats, and said he was going to teach her how to do his puzzle. He was not excited to leave without mom and dad, but when I told him he could have a juice box in the car he said “let’s go!”
We hope to head home tomorrow and start this crazy transition to Family of Four!!!!!